To be very comfortable, often with reference to wealth.
A comfortable place to sit is in a parent's lap. Thus, most references believe that the image of luxury as a 'lap' came from this thought. The earliest known reference is in Moral Tales For Young People by Maria Edgeworth (1801) who wrote ...'brought up in the lap of luxury'
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